Forum of Private Business responds to the Autumn Statement

Commenting on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Phil Orford MBE, Chief Executive at the Forum of Private Business, said: “The Chancellor was keen to provide a much-needed boost for Britain’s small businesses and there were some positive measures in today’s speech which will go a long way to helping reduce costs and improving business confidence. Whether this will be enough as we enter a period of uncertainty at the start of next year remains to be seen. “Business rates have been an ongoing concern for a large number of our members, with 55% in a recent poll seeing this significant barrier

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